ADOPTION OF DECLARATION ON IMPROVEMENT RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE, UNDERSTANDING AND UNITY
The participants at the World Conference on Dialogue Among Religions and Civilizations in Ohrid Sunday adopted a Declaration on improvement of inter-religious dialogue, understanding and unity.
The Declaration condemns all forms of religious violence and intolerance, misuse of faith as well as all types of discrimination and actions that humiliate the dignity of the human. All believers are asked to act according to the reciprocity principle, behave with others the way you like them to behave with you.
The education in the text is underlined as essential basis for improvement of tolerance, dialogue and understanding among religions and civilisations, respect of differences, human rights and democratic principles and adequate education is main instrument in elimination of stereotypes and wrong perception of different cultures, religions and civilisations.
Also the idea of establishment of Managing Council of Religions under UN sponsorship is supported which will promote development of dialogue among religions, cultures and civilisations.
The Declaration will be submitted to the UN General Assembly, the High Representative of the UN General Secretary for the Alliance of the Civilisations, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the Arab League, OIS, the African Union, the Association of South Asian Nations, the Organisation of the American States, the World Council of Churches, the International Francophone Organisation, and the governments of member states of the UN.
After the adoption of the Declaration Macedonian FM Antonio Milososki who presided over the Conference said that we should not try to convert somebody’s faith to another faith but to make the Muslim to be better Muslim, the Christian to be better Christian.